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Month: June 2020



Yesterday we visited ARK Volunteers Claire & her husband Ibo at their animal sanctuary and kennels, that they are currently hard at work developing just outside of Yeniköy near Kuşadası. The couple have still quite a lot of work to complete before the project is finalised and up and running, but they are full of enthusiasm, ideas and plans…

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Bird Island Farm


We at ARK have always welcomed and been keen to work with other local street animal rescue organisations, because working in cooperation divides the work load and can only benefit the vulnerables we all strive to help. One recent organisation is Bird Island Farm, located in the hills overlooking Kuşadası and run by ARK Committee Members Chantal & Monika….

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ARK’s Covid-19 Feeding Programme

Every day since the start of the Covid-19 Pandemic, when all hotels, cafes, restaurants and schools were closed, thereby depriving the street animals of their food source, ARK volunteers have been out on the streets and remote places ensuring that the animals have sufficient water and don’t starve. They received special permission to travel when the rest of Turkey…

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7 Km for 7 Dogs

by Deniz Çağlar A year ago today, I swam the longest race of my life, 7 kilometers, from Meis to Kas, for almost 3 hours. But at the time I applied to enter the race, I never imagined how it would turn out to be one of the best journeys of my life. Although I really wanted to swim…

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Little Thumper/Kleiner Klopfer/Küçük Klopfer

by Mia Seda (aged 11) We had a mummy cat with two kittens in our site. Unfortunately, one kitten died last year and his brother “Klopfer/Thumper” was always looking for contact with the other cats. He was very scared and always tried to get close with his little paw. Therefore we called him “Thumper”, like the rabbit in ‘Bambi’….

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